JOB SUMMARY: Leads in activities related to the administration of the Biotechnology Information Center (BIC) including but not limited to BIC-related learning events and knowledge resources, access to science-based agri-biotech information, and knowledge creation projects and activities; leads and contributes to project development and implementation in biotechnology and related areas.
Master’s degree in Development Communication, Mass Communication, Agricultural Education, Environmental Science, Community Development or related field/ specific discipline in Agriculture or related fields with minor/electives in Molecular Biology or Agricultural Biotechnology; or Molecular Biology or Agricultural Biotechnology with units in relevant applied social science discipline.
With 5-7 years relevant work experience, preferably in a similar post, in a supervisory capacity.
Agricultural capacity-building needs of Southeast Asian countries; Project management; Learning or training technology, information and communication technologies and their applications; Issues, challenges in the agri-biotechnology landscape within the Philippine and Southeast Asian context
High ability to lead, coordinate, monitor and evaluate project operations
Highly skilled in establishing and maintaining networks/partnerships with foreign and local institutions
Highly proficient in project identification, proposal development, presentation, marketing and fund generation
Highly innovative in developing BIC-related projects and schemes
Excellent leadership, management, monitoring, coordination, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and client orientation skills
Good working knowledge of computer software applications (word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, database, search engines)
Innovativeness: seeks smart and creative solutions to emerging challenges
Flexibility/Adaptability to Change: work effectively with a variety of situations and adapts one’s thinking, behavior and style appropriately in dealing with change. Adapting to different ways of thinking and doing things in a quick and a positive manner
Professionalism: exemplifies high standards of professional behavior adhering to ethical as well as moral principles, values and standards of SEARCA
Effective Communication: conveys organized thoughts, listens diligently, and engages in formal or informal conversation or writing that is easily and clearly understood by the receiver or audience to acquire or relay information, and motivates people or changes behavior
Team orientation: builds, develops and utilizes collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of the Center’s goals
Service orientation: anticipates and determines internal and external stakeholders’ needs and provides timely and relevant assistance
Attention to Detail: reports and records accurate information, spots errors in documents and other forms of written communication, and notices quality issues on various work projects
Problem Solving and Decision Making: addresses issues and concerns with decisive action based on a systematic process of problem analysis and solution-seeking
Program Planning and Development: identifies, prioritizes, and develops programs in support of the Center’s thrusts
Program Implementation and Management: leads, coordinates, manages, and programs according to plans and the Center’s standards
Monitoring and Evaluation: monitors and evaluates programs to ensure achievement of objectives
Networking and Partnership Building: establishes and maintains networks and partnerships with foreign and local institutions and seeks the support of people who can contribute to the achievement of goals
Knowledge/Learning Events Organizing: develops, designs, plans, and implements knowledge/learning events that articulate the Center’s thrusts
Knowledge Resources Development and Production: the ability to design and facilitate production and publication of relevant, high-quality, and timely learning and communication materials and online platforms
Information Systems Development, Maintenance, and Administration: the ability to develop information and database management systems, websites, and other similar applications to support and enhance the Center’s program implementation, services, and process delivery
Public Relations: The ability to plan and sustain efforts to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between the Center and its publics
Administration and Coordination: the ability to provide complete and efficient administrative support, organize and coordinate Center activities, and prepare reportorial requirements as required by the Center or other stakeholders/clients.
Budget Management: the ability to strategically plan, develop, administer, oversee, analyze, and direct/align the Center’s operational plan budget within the context of economy, effectiveness and efficiency, fiscal policies, and directions to meet certain goals and objectives of the Center.